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Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 28, 2017 - 06:34pm PT
Since this art is going digital very quickly, let's see some obscure and not so obscure guidebooks. I'll start...

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'daks guide circa 1976.
'daks guide circa 1976.
Credit: Gunkie
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 28, 2017 - 07:31pm PT
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Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2017 - 05:02am PT
Nice, Durrance Route? Just guessing based on the pack, thermos, full guidebook, etc.
Don Paul

Mountain climber
Denver CO
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:21am PT
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Credit: Don Paul
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2017 - 05:37am PT
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 29, 2017 - 06:00am PT
Soler. that (thermos) is the summit register canister. I had not been there is 20 something years so brought the guide to help find rapells etc...
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 29, 2017 - 09:21am PT
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
First edition
First edition
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Dec 29, 2017 - 10:08am PT
Credit: Batrock
Credit: Batrock
Credit: Batrock
Credit: Batrock
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 29, 2017 - 02:39pm PT
One shelf
One shelf
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Second shelf
Second shelf
Credit: Don Lauria
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 29, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
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Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2017 - 04:10pm PT
My Gunks guidebooks. Inside the yellow box, left to right: The 1964 Art Gran book (mint), the first Dick Williams guide (1972, mint), the second Dick Williams guide (1980, mint). I think I memorized that 1980 guide and have two other, very well worn copies. Works of art, IMO. I have additional, working copies of most of those others, too. I think one of the Swain guides is completely duct taped for in the field use.

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Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2017 - 04:15pm PT
Don Lauria and Sierra Ledge Rat, good stuff! Love that old (original?) Meyers guide.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Dec 29, 2017 - 04:58pm PT
Two of most Classic Guides  <br/>
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Art Gran's 1964 Shawangunks guide and...
Two of most Classic Guides

Art Gran's 1964 Shawangunks guide and the 1947 Coulter & McLane Tetons guide
Credit: looking sketchy there...

Hey Gunkie, Love all the Gunks guides.

Here is a Gran Guide with the original velum dust jacket.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:11pm PT
How long before SteelMonkey shows the complete collection? 😀
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:15pm PT
I'm not an old guidebook collector. I got rid of most of the old ones just before I moved 4 yrs ago. Often, when I get the latest version of a guidebook, I give the older version to visiting climbers.

Two shelves of guidebooks
Two shelves of guidebooks
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Some of the remaining older ones
Some of the remaining older ones
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kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:42pm PT
Here's a few from my collection...
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Credit: kpinwalla2
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Dec 29, 2017 - 05:47pm PT
My first guide, though not a book.

And my first roped climb.

From late 1967.






Pete Cleveland was here.





MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Dec 29, 2017 - 06:11pm PT
In the obscure category, a guide to bouldering in South Africa:






cover art by Anita Harker
in 1995/96 the nearest town was Pietersburg. It has been re-named Polokwane. It is in South Africa.


It may be the first climbing guide to make use of American Sign Language.




Joe Rockheads is a glue-on traverse.



A Local at the traverse.





Topo from the guide compared with photos






Under the Pink


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 29, 2017 - 07:55pm PT
I got a few...
I got a few...
Credit: Todd Gordon
.

I think I have around 800
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Dec 29, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
Todd wins !
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